South Carolina's Dawn Staley has work ahead with a new group of players

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Dawn Staley embraced the change on her South Carolina Gamecocks. If only things came a little bit quicker.

Staley opened practice Thursday minus the skilled and accomplished “Freshies,” led by All-Americans Aliyah Boston and Zia Cooke who left a legacy of trophies and championships for this team to match.

Did they also leave a blueprint on how to practice for their younger teammates?


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